Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime

Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) sets up the winning goal as Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) and Anaheim's Rickard Rakell (67) and Simon Despres (24) defend during the second overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce.

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Lightning’s Ben Bishop on spot after giving up 10 goals

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, foreground, and defenseman Andrej Sustr (62), of the Czech Republic, can't stop a goal by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the third period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Nash had two goals and an assist as the Rangers defeated the Lightning 5-1. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

NEW YORK (AP) — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Rangers lose 6-5 in overtime to Lightning

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) celebrates his game-tying goal during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. At right is Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s top players came up big — again. The New York Rangers’ Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles.

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Kucherov’s OT goal gives Lightning 2-1 edge in East finals

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, right, of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Nikita Nesterov, of Russia, after scoring the game-winning goal against the New York Rangers during overtime of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 6-5. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal.

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Goalies take center stage in Western Conference finals

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and goalie Corey Crawford celebrate their win in Game 2 of the Western Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

CHICAGO (AP) — The top four defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks carried a heavy load in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. A couple of Chicago’s biggest stars were shut out in Anaheim, and the Ducks’ fourth line caused a bunch of problems for the Blackhawks.

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